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[Statement] A CALL FOR ASIAN DEMOCRATS TO FOSTER UNITY THROUGH PROMOTING AND DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER

A CALL FOR ASIAN DEMOCRATS TO FOSTER UNITY THROUGH PROMOTING AND DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER   Dakar, 9 May 2018 The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) expresses concern for the regression of democracy in the region. ADN calls for democratic unity of all democracy advocates to defend democracy in their home countries and offer solidarity to those countries in democracy crisis. Taking part in the Ninth Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

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ADN Side Event at the 9th World Movement for Democracy Assembly in Dakar, Senegal / STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC UNITY IN ASIA

ADN Side Event at the 9th World Movement for Democracy Assembly in Dakar, Senegal   STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC UNITY IN ASIA  Democracy Lounge Networking Session: Wednesday, May 9 [3:45 pm – 5:45 pm] King Fahd Palace Hotel, Room C06   The forum will be a platform gathering democracy advocates from Asia to discuss ways and strategies to establish regional cooperation to progress democratic norms and order. The session will stream the discussion

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[ADN STATEMENT] Next on the Agenda for the Two Koreas: Democracy and Human Rights

Next on the Agenda for the Two Koreas: Democracy and Human Rights SEOUL – On 27 April 2018, a thaw on the Korean peninsula was witnessed as the two leaders of the Koreas had a historical meeting to discuss peace. Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to make an official visit to South Korea to meet President Moon Jae-in at the Panmunjom, the joint security area located at the 38th parallel of the peninsula, which is the most heavily

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[ADN Statement] MAYDAY – PROTECTING LABOR RIGHTS PROMOTES HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY

  MAYDAY – PROTECTING LABOR RIGHTS PROMOTES HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY Bangkok, May 1, 2018—In the occasion of May Day – International Workers’ Day, the Asia democracy Network stands in solidarity and pay tribute to all laborers and the working classes that is the backbone to the foundation of a society. ADN supports and recognizes the importance of the international labor movement to protect laborers from harsh working conditions and

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ADN/CIVICUS Collaborative Op-Ed [Jakarta Post] Human rights at risk for ASEAN citizens

ADN/CIVICUS Collaborative Op-Ed [Jakarta Post] Human rights at risk for ASEAN citizens Ichal Supriadi and Josef Benedict Bangkok | Thu, April 26, 2018 | 02:01 pm Silent protest: A woman covered in mud stages a protest during the commemoration of Human Rights Day. The woman is representing the victims of the Sidoarjo Mudflow. (JP/Jerry Adiguna) As the 10 heads of state from ASEAN gather for the group’s latest summit in Singapore this week to discuss

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[Fellowship Opportunity] Korea Democracy Foundation Research Fellowship 2018

The Korea Democracy Foundation is accepting applications for its annual research fellowship program. The fellowship is available for research focused on the Democratization and democracy of Asia.   Research fellows will be expected to complete one research paper for publication in the KDF’s Journal <Memory and vision> or KDF’s Working Paper (November 2018) and present at Asia Democracy Conference 2018(August 2018).   These funded research

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[ADN Statement] Terrorist Labeling of Indigenous Rights and UN Representative Shows Inauspicious State of Human Rights in the Philippines

PRESS STATEMENT TERRORIST LABELING OF INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND UN REPRESENTATIVE SHOWS INAUSPICIOUS STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES Seoul, 15 March 2018. The Asia Democracy Network expresses deep regret over the decision by the Philippine government declaring over 600 individuals including indigenous rights groups and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Ms. Tauli-Corpuz, as “terrorist”. Such a move poses a direct

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[Event] Open Call for Applicant: RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy

    Open Call for Applicants RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy “Empowering Youth to Lead” What: RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy is a platform for youth activists from the Asia Region to gather and share and exchange their experiences with democracy and human rights activism.   Under the theme “Empowering Youth to Lead” we will be implementing a program where youth activists will share their experiences

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[ADN Statement] Maldives Deepening Political Crisis: Condemnation to the Unlawful state of emergency

Maldives Deepening Political Crisis: Condemnation to the Unlawful state of emergency     Seoul, Korea – On February 6, 2018   The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) expresses grave concern on the deepening political crisis in the Maldives after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency for the country. The decree immediately was followed by the arrest of Supreme Court justices and former President Abdul Gayoom. ADN emphasizes that

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ADN Welcomes Ichal Supriadi as Secretary General

ADN Welcomes Ichal Supriadi as Secretary-General   The Asia Democracy Network welcomes Mr. Ichal Supriadi as the 3rd Secretary-General to take office for the regional network. Mr. Supriadi has over 10 years’ experience in promoting democratic values in the region through election monitoring. He has worked in the field of elections since 1998 through KIPP Indonesia on election monitoring and observation. He continued his work on the regional

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